Facebook 'Fact Checks' Pro-Trump Ads About the War on Women's Sports

Facebook 'Fact Checks' Pro-Trump Ads About the War on Women's Sports


Facebook added a “fact check” label to an ad campaign highlighting Democrats support for biological men competing in women’s sports, part of a $4 million ad campaign in Michigan funded by the American Principles Project.

“All female athletes want is a fair shot at competition,” states the ad, which highlights Michigan Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Joe Biden’s support for legislation that would allow transgender women, i.e. biological men, to compete in women’s sports.

Facebook just censored our PAC’s $4 million ad campaign in Michigan attacking @JoeBiden and @SenGaryPeters
for their support for radical policies that would destroy women’s sports. pic.twitter.com/dH8d8QrK7p

— American Principles (@approject) September 15, 2020

PolitiFact, one of Facebook’s “third party fact checkers” has added a note to the 38-second clip, stating that it “lacks context.” This note now appears across all instances of the ad on Facebook.

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The basis of PolitiFact’s claim is the fact

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